5th Annual Puget Sound Green Infrastructure Summit:

Tickets are still on sale!

 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year’s Summit will take place in a largely virtual format. In order to make the most of the situation, to keep our green infrastructure work moving forward, and to maximize the safety and health of all of you, our partners and friends, we have developed a 2-part revised version of the summit for ticket holders, outlined below.

Pease note that the date on Eventbrite (May 1st, 2020) is a place holder and does not represent a date for any in person meeting.

 

Part I: The Green Infrastructure Summit is now taking place fully online and will be postponed to a later date. The originally scheduled 3 plenary sessions and 6 breakout sessions will be hosted as 9 separate webinars. Now, you will be able to tune in and participate in all six breakouts rather than having to choose just one! Dates and times TBD, but we will share those details as soon as they are locked in. These sessions will also be recorded and available to watch after they are completed, so even if you can’t tune in live, you can still catch what was shared. Links to the webinars will be sent to all ticket holders (including speakers from all other sessions).

Part II: Networking workshop and happy hour. Once local health agencies have deemed it advisable, Stewardship Partners and the Summit Host Committee would like you to join us IN PERSON for a networking workshop and happy hour event in the Tacoma area. There is no question that the impact of getting us all in a room together can’t be replicated online. This will be a chance to dive into challenge table topics, meet colleagues, and connect professionally and personally over some delicious, sustainable victuals and beverages. At the moment we are hoping that this event can be held in June, 2020, but we will continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation because your health and safety are our top priority.

Tickets: Tickets are still available for purchase. Scholarships and discounts are available on a case by case basis. Our priority is to make this event as widely accessible as possible. If you already have a ticket, you are good to go for every part of the revised summit. If a scheduling conflict, access to the internet, health or any other factor will keep you from being able to participate in the summit, reach out to us and we will work with you to accommodate your situation. Our hope is that the revised summit, as outlined here, provides a similar value to the originally planned event and that, given the circumstances, the opportunity to participate in this meaningful work when so much other work has been derailed, will be a welcomed break from other remote-access tasks.



This year’s theme is “Growing Green Infrastructure: Impacts and Intersectionalities When Scaling up”.

Loosely defined, we are hoping to hear your stories and lessons learned as you grow your efforts in green infrastructure and discover opportunities and challenges related to that growth. As green infrastructure grows, issues like “green gentrification” and displacement, workforce development, equitable access for incentive programs, designing and maintaining for equity across neighborhoods, asset on-boarding for maintenance staffing and budget needs are on all our minds. In addition, there seem to be more opportunities to collaborate and plan with fields like transportation and affordable housing.

OUR VISION:
Diverse leaders from Puget Sound cities and towns convene to map the strategic role of urban green infrastructure in our shared clean water future.

SUMMIT GOALS:
1) Understand the full breadth of current green infrastructure work and organizational
strengths across .edu, .org, .com, and .gov sectors

2) Identify gaps and catalyze strategic partnerships to:
Grow a powerful green infrastructure coalition and clean water constituency for Puget Sound
Inspire ourselves to pursue innovative and intersectional green solutions to stormwater pollution
Envision long-term funding approaches that are on par with the scale of our challenge

INFORMATION ON PAST SUMMITS:


HOST COMMITTEE:
Stewardship Partners (convener) with: The Nature Conservancy; ECOSS; Washington State University and Washington Stormwater Center; MIG/SvR Design; The Russell Family Foundation, Puyallup Watershed Initiative, and Pierce Conservation District.


ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
Site Story; City of Seattle; Washington State Department of Ecology; Washington Environmental Council; and Pure Blue.

 

 

 


Thank you to our 2020 Summit Sponsors

TITLE SPONSORS

EVERGREEN FOREST SPONSORS

RAIN GARDEN SPONSORS

PERMEABLE PAVEMENT SPONSORS

 

 

 

EVERGREEN TREE SPONSORS

 

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

Washington Environmental Council